The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust allows us to strengthen the work we all do together in providing a world class Catholic education for all the families within our parishes. Staff and governors continue to work together to provide the best for our young people in all our schools throughout their education. I would like to thank them and all our families for their continued support.
We have a vision for Catholic education that goes beyond individual schools and changes our perception from ‘my’ school, to ‘our’ schools. The challenge for us all is how we can share our gifts and talents to ensure that education for all of our children is outstanding.
Chair, The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
Potential Expansion of the Trust April 2015
Three of the schools in the original Diocesan 'CMAT' proposals are currently undergoing a consultation process with a view to potential conversion to join The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust:
Two additional schools have also been invited to join The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust:
The six schools who have converted into academies under The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust are:
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Ilkley, a Voluntary Academy
St. Mary’s Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Pudsey, a Voluntary Academy
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Otley, a Voluntary Academy
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy
St. Mary’s Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy
Three of the schools in the original Diocesan 'CMAT' proposals are currently undergoing a consultation process to join The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust. Two additional schools have also been invited to join the Trust.
THE CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED
Consultation Timeframe: 19 December 2014 to 20 February 2015
Following a recent Ofsted inspection, St. Mary’s, Menston has been awarded the highest possible grade of OUTSTANDING. An outstanding school is defined as highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs.
Bradford Council is considering a number of possible changes to school and college travel. The Council has a responsibility to review travel assistance and therefore a District wide Consultation is being carried out on the proposed changes.
Staff and students from each of the six schools in our trust attended the Schools Celebration Service on Friday 14 November 2014 at St. Anne’s Cathedral, following the Ordination of the Tenth Bishop of Leeds, Mgr Marcus Stock on Thursday.
Please find the holiday dates for next year. The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust headteachers have agreed on the attached dates, to bring all schools in the Trust into the same timeframe.
Fight is lost for free transport at Bradford ‘faith schools’
Campaigners battling to save free transport for pupils at faith schools lost their fight today.
During the Deanery Day at Leeds Trinity University on Friday 27 June 2014 special photographs were taken showing Year 6 pupils from each of the five Primary schools in our Academy Trust, as well as pupils from St. Mary’s Menston.
Article in the Ilkley Gazette, 12 May 2014
Despite strong support to the contrary, Bradford Council has passed its proposal for the withdrawal of free home to school transport.
On Wednesday 26 February, 2014, the school and parish communities of six Catholic schools gathered for the Inaugural Mass of Dedication of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust.
Next Tuesday, Tuesday 25 March 2014, Caroline Hyde and Mrs Lubomski, Headteacher of Sacred Heart, Ilkley, supported by parents, will be handing our petition to Bradford Council at their meeting in City Hall at 4pm.
Plans by Bradford Council to cease paying for transport for children in faith schools continue to cause upset amongst the Catholic community.